Delhi Anaj Mandi Fire: 35 Dead, Several Rescued, Says Delhi Police

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Nearly 35 people were killed after a fire broke out in a house in Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road here on Sunday morning, Delhi police said.

A call about the fire was received at 5:22 AM following which 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

Over 50 people were inside the factory operating from a residential area when the blaze broke out, they said.

Police said 35 people were killed in the fire.

Speaking to media, deputy fire chief officer Sunil Choudhary said: “A fire broke out in a 600 sq feet plot. It was very dark inside. It is a factory where school bags, bottles and other materials were kept.”

“We have so far sent 15 people to the LNJP hospital for medical aid. While some of them were injured, others had fainted. The owner said that around 20-25 labourers were sleeping inside when the incident happened,” he added.

Many people trapped inside were rescued and rushed to RML Hospital and Hindu Rao Hospital, fire officials said.(LiveMint)

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